MacBook Air With Retina Display Release in June, Kills Hopes of iPad Pro Launch

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | April 23, 2014 12:53 PM EST

Apple plans to shake things up this June with the release of 12-inch MacBook Air packed with Retina Display.

Christian Post cited reliable Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities saying Apple is definitely preparing for the new MacBook Air line with Retina Display to be showcased at this year's Worldwide Developers' Conference in June.

Reports suggested the new MacBook Air with Retina Display will have a screen size of 12 inches. The laptop will have a clamshell form factor and have no disk drive like the current 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air.

Also, the analyst added the MacBook Air will be "lighter and slimmer" than the current model fit to make it more portable. The device will still pack a physical keyboard and modified trackpad and be completed with Apple's impressive high-resolution display.

This means iPad Pro may not arrive anytime soon as it was speculated that iPad Pro release date will be delayed. This was also what he said in his earlier note to the investors as reported iDigitalTimes, where he noted iPad Air 2 will be released later this year delaying the launch of iPad Pro until next year.

With the WWDC 2014 inches closer, this kills the hope that the rumored iPad Pro will ever see the light of the day. It was initially thought that iPad Pro will replace MacBook Air. WWDC event was set to take place on June 2 at San Francisco, Calif.

Apple has not revealed the official specs of iPad Pro. iPad Pro was speculated to come in two variants packing different resolutions.

Both models will pack 12.9-inch screen panel but will come with different screen resolutions, 2K and 4K displays, respectively. Also, the tablet's bezels may be hypersensitive as an Apple patent suggested iPad Pro will pack pressure sensors on bezels that may replace the physical home button.

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